Elizabeth Bishop

(8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts)

Elizabeth Bishop Poems

1. Faustina, or Rock Roses 4/24/2015
2. Crusoe in England 12/11/2015
3. Intimate, Low-Voiced, Delicate Things 11/13/2013
4. Suicide Of A Moderate Dictator 2/7/2012
5. Manuelzinho 1/1/2004
6. Squatter's Children 1/3/2003
7. Little Exercise 1/13/2003
8. Strayed Crab 1/3/2003
9. North Haven 1/3/2003
10. Songs For A Colored Singer 1/3/2003
11. Trouvée 1/3/2003
12. Lines Written In The Fannie Farmer Cookbook 1/13/2003
13. Roosters 1/3/2003
14. Sonnet (1979) 1/13/2003
15. O Breath 1/3/2003
16. Large Bad Picture 1/3/2003
17. While Someone Telephones 1/3/2003
18. Sonnet (1928) 1/13/2003
19. View Of The Capitol From The Library Of Congress 1/3/2003
20. The Colder The Air 1/13/2003
21. Sonnet 1/3/2003
22. Giant Snail 1/13/2003
23. Song For The Rainy Season 1/3/2003
24. Visits To St Elizabeths 1/3/2003
25. The Burglar Of Babylon 1/13/2003
26. To Be Written On The Mirror In Whitewash 1/3/2003
27. The Weed 1/3/2003
28. The Unbeliever 1/3/2003
29. Lullaby For The Cat 1/3/2003
30. Rain Towards Morning 1/3/2003
31. The Imaginary Iceberg 1/13/2003
32. The Man-Moth 1/3/2003
33. The Monument 1/3/2003
34. The Bight 1/3/2003
35. The Armadillo 1/3/2003
36. The Shampoo 1/3/2003
37. Casabianca 1/3/2003
38. Sandpiper 1/3/2003
39. Poem 1/3/2003
40. Love Lies Sleeping 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Elizabeth Bishop

One Art

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster,

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ...

Read the full of One Art

Argument

Days that cannot bring you near
or will not,
Distance trying to appear
something more obstinate,
argue argue argue with me
endlessly
neither proving you less wanted nor less dear.

Distance: Remember all that land

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